First Amendment Rodeo 1/24 – 2/4, 2011

Censorship, General Interest, Intellectual Freedom Issues, Privacy, State Intellectual Freedom Committees


Richland School Board rejects parent’s bid to ban book

Parent opposed to “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” will not appeal

Tunisians close book on era of obsessive censorship


House and Senate committee leaders backed dueling legislation to extend online surveillance provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act that are set to expire at the end of February.

Senate split over how to extend the Patriot Act’s surveillance authority

Facebook ‘Sponsored Stories’ turn you into the ad

EFF Uncovers Widespread FBI Intelligence Violations
The Report: Patterns of Misconduct: FBI Intelligence Violations from 2001 — 2008

Freedom of Speech

Redding library dispute may go to court; 2 groups threaten to sue over free speech

GSC professor teaches the importance of art as his own work comes under fire – Gainesville Times
The Painting

See also: Painting of confederate flag pulled from display at state college in Georgia